Red Wing Minnesota

Red Wing Minnesota is the only city in Minnesota listed by National Geographic as a historical treasure. Red Wing Minnesota was recently named one of the top 25 historic destinations in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Red Wing Minnesota

Nestled in the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River, Red Wing is less than an hour's drive from either the Twin Cities or Rochester.

We love to take a day trip from our home in St. Paul to browse the shops. We've long been collectors of famous Red Wing pottery so always stop in at the Red Wing Pottery Museum.

Some of our favorite bed & breakfast getaways are also in Red Wing. When fall color is at its peak you can also find us on the Great River Road heading that direction.

If you are thinking of a trip to Red Wing, read reviews about the best of what to see and do on Red Wing Minnesota vacations.

Visit Red Wing for a day or a week. Stay long enough to explore what this beautiful area of Minnesota offers. Just a few of the lovely hotels and inns include:

The Saint James Hotel

Moondance Inn

More Red Wing Bed and Breakfast Inns.

Red Wing is known for its riverfront, historic homes, winding paths through the majestic bluffs, bike trails, beautiful city parks and streets lined with colorful flower baskets. 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation placed Red Wing on its 2008 distinctive destinations list, which adds 12 communities annually nationwide. Red Wing was added for its "impressive architecture and enviable natural environment." 

There are lots of other reasons to visit Red Wing, Minnesota. Here are just a few:

  • Hike or bike the Cannon Valley Trail.
  • Rent a houseboat at Great River Houseboats and Cruise the Mississippi River.
  • Go for a sightseeing cruise on the Pearl of the Lake, Lake Pepin Paddleboat.
  • Enjoy music, dance and drama at the historic Sheldon Theatre.
  • Visit the Goodhue County History Center.

More Things to do in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Red Wing is connected to Wisconsin by the Red Wing Bridge (or, officially, the Eisenhower Bridge). It is also called U.S. Route 63 and will take you over the Mississippi River into our neighboring state.

Related Pages:

Stillwater Minnesota Vacations

Lanesboro Minnesota Vacations

Taylors Falls Minnesota Vacations

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